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KCRep Announces Cast For A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo KCRep Announces Cast For A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 14, 2021

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2021-22 season with the beloved holiday classic, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted for the stage by Geoff Elliott and directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Associate Artistic Director of KCRep/UMKC Partnership Jason Chanos. Performances run November 19 through December 26 at Spencer Theatre.

BWW Review: FOUR CHILDREN at Kansas City Actors' Theatre Photo BWW Review: FOUR CHILDREN at Kansas City Actors' Theatre
by Alan Portner - Oct 11, 2021

The World Premiere production of “Four Children” has been brought to life by the Kansas City Actors Theatre on the City Stage inside Union Station as a minimalist, sadly shocking view of war against children and on a number of levels. It is not to be missed during its several week run. The playwright has taken snippets from the diaries of four childhood victims of successful or attempted genocides. Their testimony is woven together paragraph by paragraph into a seamless, searing whole despite each being separated by decades and thousands of miles.

FOUR CHILDREN To Be Performed at City Stage inside Union Station Photo FOUR CHILDREN To Be Performed at City Stage inside Union Station
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2021

The emotionally charged, world premiere production of 'Four Children' will be presented from October 7th to October 24th by Kansas City Actor's Theatre on City Stage inside Union Station. 

Kansas City Actors Theatre Presents World Premiere FOUR CHILDREN In Conjunction With  Photo Kansas City Actors Theatre Presents World Premiere FOUR CHILDREN In Conjunction With Auschwitz Exhibit At Union Station
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2021

Kansas City Actors Theatre announces the world premiere of “Four Children,” opening Thursday, October 7 for three weeks.

Kansas City Actors Theatre Announces Election Of New Board President, Gary Heisserer Photo Kansas City Actors Theatre Announces Election Of New Board President, Gary Heisserer
by A.A. Cristi - May 3, 2021

Kansas City Actors Theatre's governing Board of Directors is excited to announce the election of Gary Heisserer as the next Board President of Kansas City Actors Theatre.

Kansas City Actors Theatre Announces Second Season Of Radio Theatre, Launching 5/14 O Photo Kansas City Actors Theatre Announces Second Season Of Radio Theatre, Launching 5/14 On KKFI And Online
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 21, 2021

Kansas City Actors Theatre has announced Season 2 of Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre (“KCART”) beginning on Friday, May 14. Featuring metro area actors and theatre artists, KCART is broadcast on 90.1 FM KKFI Fridays at noon and available online through most major podcast distribution platforms.

Kansas City Actors Theatre Presents Reading of Molière's THE PESTS Photo Kansas City Actors Theatre Presents Reading of Molière's THE PESTS
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 22, 2021

Kansas City Actors Theatre presents a virtual performed reading of Molière's 'The Pests' in a new translation and adaptation from Dr. Felicia Londré with an all-star cast of Kansas City actors!

Kansas City Actors Theatre Announces Virtual Dramatic Reading Of Moliére's THE PESTS Photo Kansas City Actors Theatre Announces Virtual Dramatic Reading Of Moliére's THE PESTS
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 18, 2021

This performance is part of “KC MOliére: 400 in 2022,” a celebration of the 17th Century French playwright and actor, Moliére, who is widely-regarded as one of the greatest playwrights of all time.

Your Horoscope Includes Laughs With EASY ACES On Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre Thi Photo Your Horoscope Includes Laughs With EASY ACES On Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre This Friday
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 7, 2021

Get your astral house in order! When Astrology keeps Goodman Ace from getting a raise at work, his wife, Jane, decides to explore what all the fuss is about. Will Jane's sign be compatible with anything? From the comedy radio classic, 'Easy Aces,' the marital misadventures of the Aces will keep you laughing.

KANSAS CITY: 1924's New Episode Airing Online and On KKFI This Friday Photo KANSAS CITY: 1924's New Episode Airing Online and On KKFI This Friday
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 10, 2020

After the shocking cliffhanger in the last episode of “Kansas City: 1924,” what seems like a break in the weather may turn out to be just be the eye of the storm. In episode 5, “Baseball Season,” the turf war between Ma Pritchett and Joey Giovanni threatens to spiral out of control as we learn what has become of Rose and George.

Kansas City Actors Theatre Announces GET US OUT OF THESE BOXES: A ZOOM CHRISTMAS CARO Photo Kansas City Actors Theatre Announces GET US OUT OF THESE BOXES: A ZOOM CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 25, 2020

Kansas City Actors Theatre will present an original online play, “Get Us Out of These Boxes: A Zoom Christmas Carol,” written by KCAT company member Darren Sextro. This is a one-time-only event in support of Kansas City Actors Theatre and the recently-launched Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre.

Tune In Friday For An Agatha Christie Murder Mystery On Kansas City Actors Radio Thea Photo Tune In Friday For An Agatha Christie Murder Mystery On Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 19, 2020

This week on Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre, a man is found dead, alone and barricaded in his room, in the first American adventure of Agatha Christie's famous detective, Hercule Poirot. Tune in for Agatha Christie's 'The Case of the Careless Victim,' and follow along with the twists and turns of a classic Agatha Christie murder mystery on Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre!

KCRep Moves A CHRISTMAS CAROL Online For 40th Anniversary Photo KCRep Moves A CHRISTMAS CAROL Online For 40th Anniversary
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 28, 2020

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Stuart Carden today announced the return of the beloved holiday classic, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted for filming by Stuart Carden and featuring performances by beloved Kansas City artists Walter Coppage, Gary Neal Johnson, John Rensenhouse, Vanessa Severo, and Bri Woods whom audiences will fondly remember from past productions. 

Premiere Date and Programming Announcement for Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre Photo Premiere Date and Programming Announcement for Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 4, 2020

The core artistic company of Kansas City Actors Theatre has announced Friday, September 25th at 12 pm (CT) as the premiere of their weekly radio theatre series, Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre (KCART), presented in partnership with radio station 90.1FM KKFI, Kansas City Community Radio.

Premiere Date And Programming Announced For Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre Photo Premiere Date And Programming Announced For Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 3, 2020

The core artistic company of Kansas City Actors Theatre has announced that Friday, September 25th at 12 pm (CT) as the premiere of their weekly radio theatre series, Kansas City Actors Radio Theatre, presented in partnership with radio station 90.1FM KKFI, Kansas City Community Radio.

Kansas City Actors Theatre To Present Original And Classic Radio Theatre Beginning In Photo Kansas City Actors Theatre To Present Original And Classic Radio Theatre Beginning In September
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2020

The core artistic company of Kansas City Actors Theatre is excited to announce that it is in negotiations to begin a weekly series of radio theatre in partnership with radio station 90.1FM KKFI, Kansas City Community Radio, in September 2020.

Kansas City Actors Theatre Announces 2020-2021 Season Photo Kansas City Actors Theatre Announces 2020-2021 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 25, 2020

KCAT has announced its 16th Season of productions, showcasing the leading professional theater talent in Kansas City.

KCAT Announces March Production Of McPherson's ST. NICHOLAS Photo KCAT Announces March Production Of McPherson's ST. NICHOLAS
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2020

Kansas City Actors Theatre will be producing a presentation of Conor McPherson's a?oeSt. Nicholasa?? from March 11 to 29 at the Buffalo Room in the Westport district of Kansas City. The production will feature Victor Raider-Wexler (a?oeMorning's at Seven,a?? a?oeA Moon for the Misbegotten,a?? a?oeAnd Then There Were Nonea??) and will be directed by Dennis Hennessy, who previously directed audience-favorites a?oeThe Gin Game,a?? and this season's a?oeMorning's at Sevena?? and also serves as Artistic Director of the New Theatre.

The Barn Players Present 2019 Barney Awards Photo The Barn Players Present 2019 Barney Awards
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2020

Kansas City's Community Theater, The Barn Players, played to a packed house at their annual Barney Awards celebration, Saturday evening, January 25th at their Arts Asylum stage. This free yearly gathering celebrates both the volunteerism and artistic achievements of those who contribute to the Barn's ongoing success.

KCAT Announces Cast And Crew For NIGHT, MOTHER Photo KCAT Announces Cast And Crew For NIGHT, MOTHER
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 4, 2019

Kansas City Actors Theatre has completed casting and will soon begin rehearsals for its production of Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning a?oe'night, Mother,a?? which will run from January 8th to January 26th, 2020 at the City Stage in Union Station. The production will be directed by Sidonie Garrett, who last directed a?oeA Streetcar Named Desirea?? for Kansas City Actors Theatre in 2016. The production will feature Jan Rogge (a?oeA Lie of the Mind,a?? a?oeMy Old Ladya??) and Cinnamon Schultz (a?oeA Streetcar Named Desire,a?? a?oeSea Marksa??) and will feature scenic design by Ken Martin, costume design by Mary Traylor, lighting design by Shane Rowse, sound design by David Kiehl, properties design by Deb Morgan, and technical direction by Kyle Dyck.

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